Hugh Cornwell Returns to Leeds this November
by Victoria Holdsworth
‘Golden Brown’, ‘Strange Little Girl’, ‘Always The Sun’, ‘Peaches’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘Nice & Sleazy’… sound familiar?
All big hits, all great songs, all written and sung by Hugh Cornwell, the main songwriter behind The Stranglers. He is the hitman and he’s back with a new album called Monster this Autumn on Sony. Even better, he has a date at Leeds Brudenell in November.
Expect an opening set of prime solo songs, including picks from Monster, followed by a storming set of those iconic hits, sung and played by the man himself and his band.
“Strap on your guitar”
Since starting his first band back in 1964, Emil & The Detectives, Hugh Cornwell has never looked back. Ten years later, The Stranglers, were formed and by 1977 the group had secured a contract with United Artists; they went on to become the highest-selling band to emerge from the UK punk scene, with numerous hit singles and record albums.
By the time Cornwell reached his thirties the British punk scene had started to fade, and this was instrumental in prompting him to begin a solo career. In 1990 he decided that the Stranglers could go no further artistically. He recorded the album 10 with the band before leaving after 16 years. What he has produced since has seen him go from strength to strength, with several solo albums, and many more collaborations, including film soundtracks.
‘Just strap on your guitar and we’ll play some rock and rock’. You can’t miss it. The hitman is back!.
Hugh Cornwell will be playing on Saturday 16th November at The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds